What exactly is retreat and how can it help our spiritual practice? Isn't it avoiding "real life" by running away to the mountains? Is it possible for ordinary people like us to experience the power of meditation retreat even though we still hold jobs and live in the city? Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi (Petra McWilliams) who has spent most of the past 5 1/2 years in retreat talks about the practice of meditation retreat.